Beth Shyken-Rothbart joined Medicare Rights Center in 2013. She is Senior Counsel for Client Services & New York Policy, which allows her to further her commitment to helping people navigate complex government systems as well as make efforts to improve these systems. In her Client Services role, Beth serves as a resource to Medicare Rights staff, supporting their counseling and client work assisting Medicare beneficiaries, professionals, and caregivers. Beth oversees Medicare Rights’ participation in the Independent Consumer Advocacy Network, New York’s ombudsman program for people with Medicaid managed long-term care needs. Beth also works directly with clients advocating on their behalf to ensure access to necessary health care services and prescription drugs. In her New York Policy role, Beth works to further Medicare Right’s goal to advocate for older adults, people with disabilities and people with limited incomes in New York State. Beth’s advocacy focuses on improving integrated care for New Yorkers who have both Medicare and Medicaid.
Beth received her J.D. from CUNY School of Law. She has an M.Ed. from DePaul University and is a proud graduate of University of Michigan. Go Blue! Prior to her legal career Beth was an elementary school teacher in Chicago.